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Tourism reports 50 per cent increase in two weeks in Cambodia

Golden Chinese lion statues sit at the center of Cambodia’s Sihanoukville seaside casino town. Image: Twitter. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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PHNOM PENH, May 23, 2020, The Khmer Times. More than 250,000 tourists have visited popular destinations across the country over the last two weeks, an increase of almost 50 percent compared the previous fortnight in late April, according to the Ministry of Tourism, The Khmer Times reported.

Tourism Minister, Thong Khon, said that from May 4 – 17, the number of tourists significantly increased – with most choosing to visit “eco-tourism” sites in Sihanoukville, Kep, and Kampot in particular.

With more than 40 percent of those being Cambodian residents there are now plans to further expand the current domestic tourism movement, he added.

In response, the ministry has teamed up with the private sector to implement special guidelines for safety and sanitation measures, set out by the Ministry of Health. The new guidelines are set for completion next week and will target the businesses such as hotels, restaurants and resorts.

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